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Trawniki Guards: Foot Soldiers of the Holocaust

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Trawniki Guards: Foot Soldiers of the Holocaust

Josh Baldwin

Available November 2020

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This is a study of some of the rank-and-file men, the foot soldiers, who carried out the “Final Solution.” The Trawniki concentration camp in Poland was used by the SS to train more than 5,000 men in the execution of mass murder. Of these 5,000, most were Eastern Europeans recruited from POW camps, including a large Ukrainian contingent. “Trawnikis” were distributed throughout the concentration camp system, with particular prominence in the extermination camps of Aktion Reinhard. Trawnikis formed the firing squads during Ghetto liquidations, operated gas chambers, and carried out various other violent tasks deemed burdensome by German planners. This book will explore who these men were, and give a face to those faceless enforcers of the Holocaust.

Size: 6″ x 9″ x 15/16″ | 90 b/w photos | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764360695 | Binding: hard cover

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Josh Baldwin received a BS in criminal justice from California State University of Los Angeles. Studying history has been a passion for him for nearly 20 years. He focuses on the Holocaust, WWII, and Cold War topics. He has travelled to visit museums and archives in Germany, Poland, Russia, and Washington DC, and the Nazi camps at Auschwitz, Majdanek, Sobibor, and Belzec, and the town of Trawniki. He resides with his wife in Los Angeles, California.